You’re going to laugh so hard!

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Are you ready to double up in laughter? Are ready to laugh so hard you will fold over in pain? Do you want to laugh so hard you tear? Well get ready for this! It is hilarious!

  

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Dear friends around the world,

I do not usually celebrate my birthday but I appreciate all the flowers, gifts, messages and cards from around the world. I also don’t celebrate other people’s birthday because it would be a weekly event if not daily as I am blessed to know many people. But I do wish them all well.

Well I have a team of great people here in the USA assisting me with various works, food, cleaning, shopping, secretarial works etc. They are very kind people and I adore their company. They work tremendously hard and all of them are very harmonious with eachother. My birthday was October 24th and they secretly surprised me with a horrendously funny act. What a splendid birthday gift. They had prepared it and memorized their lines-amazing! Who said Dharma and dharma people can’t be fun??

‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’ is one of my favorite ‘horror’ movies played by two of Hollywood’s biggest box office movie queens when they were aging and not getting much work. This movie revived their presence in the media again back then. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s cult classic has been mimicked by thousands of impersonators around the world for decades as it’s camp, funny, macabre and also sad. Well I’ve gotten many of my friends to watch ‘Whatever Happened To Baby Jane’ over the years and sometimes I will act out parts with some of them for laughs.

Well the joke was on me tonight. Our creative and talented US Kechara team put on a surprise show for me as a birthday gift. I had no idea what was in store me!! It was such a huge surprise and it was hysterical. I was innocently typing away on my laptop doing some work in my room and the ‘circus’ walked in and the act suddenly began as my mouth dropped open! It sure caught me totally off guard! See this video or Kechara’s rendition of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane! To say they are talented is an understatement!

 

OUR KECHARA’S VERSION OF BABY JANE!  DON’T MISS THIS ONE!  HILARIOUS!!!!
  


 

Conceptualized and produced by Ms. Jean Mei-Thank you all!

Make up and costume by Ms. Jean Mei

‘Baby Jane Hudson’ is Pastor Moh Mei

Blanche Hudson is Pastor David Lai

Filmed by Pastor Loh

Music by Pastor Jean Ai

 

I thank the wonderful group of people with me for this creative and unexpected and very ‘my style’ gift on my birthday!! It is so spontaneous! I love spontaneity. I cannot imagine where you all found the time to do this with all of our works and hectic schedule recently! Thank you and I have to share it here for the world. I really appreciated this very much. We at Kechara make dharma really fun, deep and also down to earth.

Much gratitude and thanks as I wipe away my tears from laughter,

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Baby Jane Hudson and Blanche in Kechara’s WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE!

 

Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder! What on-screen chemistry they have together!

  

 Cheap makeup, a bad head wrap, a frock from a flea market can turn this talent into screen magic!



Jane’s had enough of Blanche!

 

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane starring Joan Crawford as Blanche Hudson and Bette Davis as Baby Jane Hudson. One of my favorite cult classics. This Joan Crawford and Bette Davis at their best.

 

 

Want more?? Please leave a comment and tell our team what you think this blockbuster??!! Were they good? Did you have a good laugh? Kecharians are very talented, spontaneous and giving.

 

 Blog post published originally October 25, 2014

 

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  1. Anne Ong on Feb 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Oh i loved these 2 wonderful actors! Hahaha! 🙂 Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei was really good and funny in their acting. And when i saw Rinpoche laughing until tears rolling down your cheeks and went for the tissue paper, I couldnt stop laughing!..Lol. Thank you everyone for sharing this funny and wonderful video! 🙂

  2. Stella Cheang on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    This is really hilarious! Amazing “remake” of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane… down to the details; i.e. music, ascent …. err.. except for the strangely whitening make up on Jane. lol. Good one. It’s really funny.

  3. Hayden Chan on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Good act Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei. It is so funny that I want laugh out loud. Very good acting.

  4. Aldan Chan on Dec 9, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    The play is so hilarious and good. It’s amazing how they actually manage to memorize all their lines. That show how much effort Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David put in to make the play go so smooth and very educactional

  5. Aldan Chan on Dec 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    it is absulutly funny

  6. Edward Ooi on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    The play is so hilarious and good. It’s amazing how they actually manage to memorize all their lines. That show how much effort Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David put in to make the play go so smooth.

    It is also amazing how they are even able think of doing this play as a Birthday Present to Rinpoche, i mean how often do people even think of doing a play as a present?

    I must admit. To me, the funniest part of the videos is not about the play. Instead, the funniest part is when Rinpoche laughed so hard that He could not even breath properly, it has been clearly shown at the last part of the first video. Rinpoche’s and Pastor Jean Ai’s reactions are so hilarious. I laughed none stop when I watched it the first time. Thank you to all the people who worked so hard in order to make this play go so smoothly. I would definitely love to watch more videos/plays like this.

  7. Doreen Teoh on Nov 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    2014 Academy Award for “New Artist” goes to – PDL & PMM. Best creative make up & economy artist award goes to Jean Mei…Clap, Clap….thank you for the laugh.

  8. Adeline Tan on Oct 31, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    So glad to see Rinpoche is so well entertained by the talented US team on Rinpoche’s birthday! What a big surprise! May Rinpoche always be well and happy! This video is so hilarious, thank you for sharing.

  9. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the videos. Thank you US Team for the wonderful video with so much love and devotion for Guru on his birthday.

  10. pavara on Oct 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I am really amazed by what Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei can do!!
    This video really gets me laughing so hard!!
    It is really funny to see Pastor David doing his part so well!!
    A lot of cheap things can easily become the best movie 😉
    It is great to see that even the team in the United States are having a great deal of fun.
    It Looks as if Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei were enjoying their part even though Pastor David is a boy and not a women.
    I give a big round of applause for the best actors!!
    I personally think that everyone did a fantastic job in making this video.
    Great job everyone!!!

  11. sarahyap on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Hahahaha! OMB I love it I love it I love it! PMM and PDL are such amazing actors. Most most importantly, they have no ego when it comes to following Rinpochela’s instructions hehehehe…

    Ps: I watched the video 3 times, I just couldn’t stop laughing ROFL!

  12. HelenaC on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    ROFL!!! Cant stop laughing!!! Thanks for sharing Rinpoche and such a fantastic work guys!!!!

  13. Vinnie Tan on Oct 29, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing with us this video. It is indeed hilarious. I was laughing so hard when I first watched it. I am really happy that Rinpoche enjoys the little show that the US team has arranged for Rinpoche. When Jean Mei shared with me the link to the youtube video, I was still thinking what the video is about, but after watching the whole video then I knew how funny it was and how great actors are Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei.

    It is another great hit for Pastor Moh Mei after her previous hit from the treadmill video for sure!

  14. Li Kim on Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 am

    OH MY BUDDHA!!!! This is really too funny! I swear I laughed so hard… still having tears in my eyes as I write, and laughing to myself. I adore both Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David… but this makes adoration to a whole new level! The make up by Jean Mei is the BEST! PMM does indeed look sickly beautiful..hahahahaha… Aiyo, and the lashes and eye brows of Pastor David… cracks me up.

    Indeed Dharma is full of humour especially when we let down our guards and ego! A wonderful and thoughtful gift for Rinpoche indeed!

    Wonderful production by Pastor Jean Ai, Jean Mei, Thank you for camera man Pastor Seng Piow!

    Happy Birthday again to Rinpoche!

  15. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you Pastor David, Pastor Moh Mei, Pastor Jean Ai and Pastor Niral for putting up a good live show all together. It is really hilarious and thoughtful to bring laughter for Rinpoche and so many of us. Thank you and I enjoy the short video very much!

  16. Jutika Lam on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Kechara’s rendition to Rinpoche’s favourite cult classic is just simply HILAROUS!!!!!

    It is really amazing how they managed to pull it off without Rinpoche’s knowledge and they really did a great job with the make-up and dressing.

    Both Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei are really devoted students and actor/actress to have the sportsmanship to pull of such a wonderful surprise for Rinpoche.

    If I am not mistaken they also did a video presented together with a treadmill for one of Rinpoche’s previous birthday’s in KFR.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this really hilarious video!!!

  17. Hee TS on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    在這短片里見到在美国的團隊们的用心制作的笑劇,令仁波切的反應,和其的高興,歡欣,開怀大笑,多麼貼心的禮物。感謝仁波切分享!

  18. Edward Ooi on Oct 27, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Pastor David and Pastor Mohmei are really good. They actually finished playing the whole play without forgetting anything. And I’ve never ever seen Rinpoche laugh so hard until Rinpoche has no voice. Hahahahaha, even now when I’m writing the comment I’m still laughing. I remembered that Pastor Mohmei, Pastor Shin and a few other people also made a video which is called Treadmill Offering for Rinpoche. I remember when I watch the video, I just kept on laughing and laughing for a while. They are really smart and talented, Rinpoche. They can think and do things that least people would think of it. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this post, I really like the play.

  19. Edwin Tan on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you US team, for making Rinpoche’s birthday a memorable one.

    🙂

  20. Jacinta Goh on Oct 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Yes, it is definitely a fun and entertaining video lol…

    Kudos to their creativity. Very thankful to them that they are able to make Rinpoche laughed despite their loads of work. I believe they have genuine cares and loves for Rinpoche to make up this SURPRISE! They did it just to make Rinpoche happy and they did it really well (Both Pastor Moh Mei and David Lai have acted seriously and well at that time).

    A well thought gift. Thank you so much for sharing this video with us.

  21. Wah Ying on Oct 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Wakaka, I laugh so hard even by looking at the Anniversary Edition poster only! Pastor Moh Mei’s face make up makes the drama even funny but she is so into the drama as she is the real Baby Jane…:) Pastor David’s innocent eyes and gestures very “beh tahan”…

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this videos with us, and thank you US Team for this surprise comedy and effort…It’s a Rinpoche style surprise.. Dharma can be fun, dharma is fun 😉

  22. Mavis Yeh on Oct 27, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Very funny! Great acting by both pastors!!!

  23. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank You so much for sharing the videos. The Pastors and Jean Mei were super thoughtful and caring to have made this happened. The video is SO SO funny, it really brightened up my day! I’ve never seen Rinpoche laughing so hard in my life, I’m very happy that I have the privilege to witness it. 🙂 Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei are both so good at acting, especially Pastor Moh Mei, she was so into Baby Jane’s character hahaha 🙂 I think that its not always those expensive or high class surprises/ gifts/ events that make someone happy, its actually the ones that were prepared with a lot of care and love that truly touches one’s heart. A big fat thank you to all of the lovely Pastors and Jean Mei who made it a success! 🙂

  24. LT Loo on Oct 26, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    ha..ha.. you guys are so hilarious!!!

  25. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you for the show. .It really funny to see Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David’s action. ..but the most happy is see Rinpoche laugh happily…Thanks for the team’s hardwork. Happy Birthday Rinpoche!

  26. eric choong on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Hahaha…..love love love…So funny and my tears from laughter too:-)))So talented Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David.You two are superstar.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful video to us:-)))

  27. Lew Wen Yi on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    It Is so funny! Good show! haha!

  28. Datuk May on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    What a wonderfully well thought gift with so much love and devotion for our Guru on His birthday. May the creativity, love, care, devotion and dedication be throughout Kechara so that our Guru will be happy.

    Thank you, wonderful people in USA to show us and be an inspiration to us on Guru love and devotion.

    I laughed till I cried, hahaha.

  29. Wei Theng on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    OH Dear! This is so FUNNY!!! LOL! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    Great job team that worked together to put this together. Great Actor Pastor Moh Mei & Pastor David! Best Director Jean Mei! Thank you all of you for the thoughtful gift that gives so much laughter to Rinpoche on his birthday despite your busy schedule!
    You all have put down all your ego and pride just to make our Guru laugh! Role model to all of us to learn!

  30. Sharon Ong on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is really nice to see you laughing so hard and I thank the amazingly talented people who made this possible. Thank you so much for sharing this. I was laughing so hard! I can just imagine the tremendous retrain that Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David had to endure not bursting into laughter themselves.

    Bravo to this award winning act! I totally love it!

    With folded hands

  31. Low KHJB on Oct 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind sharing on your multi skill kechara team in the US.Their acting skills is actually quite good.They could consider to do up a dharma skrip with a modern story line to present it to a broadway producer.They could consider to spread dharma the unconventional way….

    Anyway the pastors intention was pure and we hope that Rinpoche would celebrate your birthday cheerfully with those that are sincere and kind in order to spread Dharma in the US to another level…

    Happy Birthday Rinpoche….

  32. DR on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    This is soooo good! I laughed so hard , I am coughing now! It is amazing all of you can put this together (and kept it a secret) in between the other 1,000 things that you are doing. Sourcing for the costume, memorising the lines, putting in the music, our two talents could talk on cue to the music, the funny background clowns aka audience on the floor, but most of all, I am so touched by the whole idea of doing this in the first place. I can see Rinpoche laughing till he had to wipe his tears. And it is not easy to make Rinpoche laugh, let alone laugh so hard. What a beautiful offering. This is one the the most creative offerings thus far. And to Jean Mei, you are one creative young lady.

  33. Pastor Henry Ooi on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Hahahaha! Well done, Jean Mei and Pastors in US! It’s been a while since Kechara put together such a show. Where on earth did you guys get the ‘bedak sejuk’ from? Or was it not?

    • Pastor David Lai on Oct 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Pastor Henry, we didn’t manage to get talcum powder in time. So, Jean Mei rummaged through the kitchen and found a packet of flour and it went all over her face. Haha!

  34. Girlie OOI on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Oh Baby Jane.. whatever happened to your makeup? Is it running down your face just like the happy tears of laughter running down ours? What a great way to start the day. Thank you for the happy moments.

  35. Lum Kok Luen on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Bravo to the entire team!! It was so well done and this shows the excellent team work that Rinpoche has in the US and also Kechara in Malaysia.

  36. Wong Suet Moi on Oct 26, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    This is so funny and good. Hahaha… is fun. Thank you Rinpoche share this with us.I never expect or imagine both pastors can be so talented and creative. The US team are really good. I rejoice that Rinpoche received such a sincere and lovely birthday present from US team.

  37. Judy Chen on Oct 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Well done funny video AH AH. Good play
    Thank you Rinpoche and US team.

  38. Choi Sheem on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    This is so hilarious. The U.S. Team is sure creative and Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David is very talented. Thank you for putting on this little play to wish Rinpoche. Rinpoche is laughing to tears. And I am sure it is bringing a lot of laughter and cheer to all Kecharians to see you all in this video.

  39. Sheryl KH (JB) on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Thank you Kechara US team for taking time out to prepare this short play for our dearest Guru.

    Moments of sadness arose in my heart when I was in Gompo celebrating Rinpoche’s birthday two days ago, but I overcame this feeling by replacing this sadness with the thought that this does not matter as my thoughts and wishes can still be felt no matter where Rinpoche is. It does not matter.

    As long as Rinpoche is in good health and is happy, I will be happy. I wish Rinpoche good health, long life and happiness.

    With folded hands _/\_

  40. Pastor Shin on Oct 26, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Oh my that was soooooo good!!! BRAVO US team especially Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David. The “you are so tired” part in Version 1 made me laughed so hard, hahaha. What a creative and good gift for Rinpoche’s birthday. Love the production, good job all crew hehehe.

  41. Lucy Yap on Oct 26, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Super funny with their great acting. Kechara’s funniest video.Thank you Pastor David Lai and Pastor Moh Mei and team for your priceless effort as a Birthday gift.Happy to see Rinpoche laughed so hard and enjoyed the performance.

  42. Lars on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:41 am

    LOL! It warms my heart seeing Rinpoche’s reaction to the play, as well as the rest of the room’s, what a thoughtful gift.:D Thanx for sharing!

    • sarahyap on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Hehe, I understand what you mean =) Seeing Rinpochela and the rest of the crew laugh made the video extra funny =)

  43. Lai on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:20 am

    It is so funny, Thanks US Team work so hard to cheers Rinpoche up. It look like Pastor David enjoying wearing this style :), It is nice to watch Rinpoche laughing in the video.
    May Rinpoche long life & healthy always. _/\_

  44. Joy on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Lololololol…

    Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David are so good! They played their roles really well. What a wonderful creative Birthday present to Rinpohce! 🙂 How caring of them to rehearse and practice and remember their lines by hard and the effort for the make up, clothes wow, excellent, ego-less, fabulous.
    It was hilarious and great to see Rinpoche laughing so hard.
    Thank you USA team.

  45. terri on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Haha super funny and cute.

    • sarahyap on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Haha, yes Terri, it is fun plus a Dharma teaching all together. PDL and PMM are wonderful people, they’re teaching us through Rinpoche’s instructions that we can overcome our egos hehe =)

  46. KYC on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:03 am

    It’s nice to see the USA team having fun. It’s great to see Rinpoche enjoying the sketch and laughing. Thank you for sharing.

  47. Pastor Gim Lee on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Haha… really funny..!

    Pastor David and Pastor Moh Mei really very talented. What happened to Pastor Moh Mei’s face??? Pastor David is the prettier version of Blanch as compared to the original actress hehe…

    Thank you for giving us such an entertaining performance pastors. And most of all, thank you diligently followed Guru’s instructions 🙂

  48. Cynthia Ng on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you for sharing this wonderful video to us. It is really funny and i cant believe Pastor Moh Mei and Pastor David are so talented and able to act so good! I enjoy watching this.

    They put a lot of effort and go all the way to make Rinpoche laugh, happy and relax. Thank you team

  49. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Wakakaka, Beh Tahan…

    How come Baby Jane Hudson become more bitchy and Blanche Hudson’s legs suddenly so thick… LOL…

    Kecharians always got talent, thanks Pastors and US team to make a HILARIOUS offering to Rinpoche. May Rinpoche happy always (with folded hands)…

  50. Pema Thinley on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Though the video is not working here, i can’t imagine how funny it is hahaha. even the photos say it is the fnniest. haha.

    thank you Rinpoche. They are so talented _/|\_

    • tsemtulku on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Pema Thinley, Which video out of the three could you not play please? Admin

      • Pema Thinley on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:39 am

        .. both the video section is coming blank la.. thank you

      • Pema Thinley on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:47 am

        .. both the video sections are coming blank la.. may be the problem is with my net connection here. thank you

        • DR on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

          It could be your internet connection. When I tried to play from my smart phone, it was blank. Perhaps the phone is not so smart after all haha! But no problems at all from my laptop. Loud and clear 🙂

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    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:40 PM
    When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime.

    Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind’s energy to let go and we cannot.

    Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim.
    ~H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Learn more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dying-process.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 12:11 PM
    Amazing and very creative architecture designed space for our home grown foods.It is a good idea for those living in the cities.The Growroom is beautifully produced made it convenience which enables people to connect with nature surrounding with plants. The smell of herbs and plants makes cities dwellers to live in happiness and healthy.
    Its takes alot of effort and determination for anyone to build a growroom.Well they can do it,if they have the will power….hoping someday KFR will have one too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:39 AM
    Lazynnes ,negative karma!and mends samajas …ITS very very , inderdependent motivations lewwels of awareness Teacher’Quality &sangha quantity ,first when samajas ARE pure Empowerment full blessings later?so give less Empowerment ITS OK.ccTR IS Wise.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:32 AM
    http://www.aikidosydneycity.com/interview-with-takeda-shihan-by-aikikai-hombu-dojo/ yes yes sumikiri!i m sure HE practice martial arts in many previous lives AS well AS have family’karma conected with ai!ki flow,,,so NEUTRAL his re:for attacks ARE.,above normal fighter skills!___and i m skull in maya astro,fine and wanth share:#####paranormalTSEMsection on:::: antarctica aliens& JFK ,Peru as egg skulls.________________have a good day&nice PRactICE.____THE LIGHT be?or just show options that can be used.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:23 AM
    For example B_LOCK can be neutral karma ,butRE_PLAY reactions can make diferent results in second person?
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:22 AM
    NEUTRAL karma not make good ,not bad result!but ITS STill karma so IS not done from lewwels of acomplishment where IS NO NEW karma acumulations.
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  • nut
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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
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A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
3 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
4 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
6 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
6 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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High lamas in France September 2016
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    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR

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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
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  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2017 10:16
    Grigoris asked: Excuse me, but I would like to ask, what does the prayer to Shangmo Dorje Putri say exactly? I can't read Tibetan, but would like to see the description that the prayer gives. I am not planning to say the prayer or make interaction(as it would be very dangerous), but would like to see what it actually says from the Tibetan text. Here's the link: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/shangmo-dorje-putri-the-bamo-of-sakya.html
    pastor answered: Dear Grigoris, Thank you for your question. Shangmo Dorje Putri is indeed a fascinating unenlightened Dharma protector. Unfortunately at the moment, we do not have a translated copy of the text in English that we can provide. The usual format for such texts, would include an invocation, making offerings to appease them, and then exhortations for them to perform their activities, possibly followed by thanking them for their help. One thing is for certain, due to the nature of Shangmo Dorje Putri her prayer is sure to include violent imagery, just like many other Dharma protectors, such as Achi Chokyi Drolma (who even though has a peaceful appearance, has a lot of violent imagery in her prayers). The reason behind the violent imagery is explained in the post about Achi Chokyi Drolma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
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